A team investigating fraud by for-profit colleges is getting defanged under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Coincidentally, some of DeVos’s top hires in the Department of Education are former deans, lawyers, and executives from for-profit colleges!
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the fuckery committed regularly by certain elected representatives.
Right-wing billionaires are sure to disapprove of any large-scale public action that underlines how bad their preferred policies are, and indeed, a large number of them are supporting a PR effort to discredit the teacher’s strikes happening around the country—including, in a fun twist, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’…
Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are no longer eligible for in-state tuition in Arizona, per a new ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court. Currently, more than 2,000 DACA students attend Arizona state and community colleges and pay in-state tuition; the new court ruling holds that these…
Schools in over 20 Kentucky counties have announced closures on Friday as teachers across the state protest a last-minute bill passed by the Republican-led legislature that overhauls the state’s struggling pension system.
Education Secretary and billionaire conservative donor Betsy DeVos sat down for an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes last night, and it’s not entirely clear that she has a better understanding of the country’s education system than she did at her confirmation hearing, when she suggested that schools in places…
Wisconsin Republican senate candidate Leah Vukmir, a woman who has perhaps never been a teenager, once wrote that the deadly Columbine High School shooting in 1999 happened because teens these days are too coddled by the “self-esteem movement.”
More than 400 professors from universities around the world signed a letter urging students to avoid applying to the University of Rochester, following an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint that the school failed to properly address sexual harassment allegations against one of its professors.
Following a searing Mother Jones report on allegations of misconduct in the University of Rochester’s cognitive and brain sciences department, the University has responded with a forceful statement and a subsequent email touting “two comprehensive and careful investigations” that did not substantiate those allegations.
Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she’d like to overhaul the Obama-era enforcement mandates of Title IX “quickly,” and remarked in a stakeholders meeting that she’d also like to help victims of assault and those who have been falsely accused of rape. This rhetoric came on the heels of her meeting
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In a stunning exchange during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say that she would protect students against discrimination on basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or special needs.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a commencement speech today at Bethune-Cookman University, amid petitions calling on the school to cancel her appearance at the historically black college.
This season of MTV’s The Challenge is down to the final competition and Tuesday night’s episode saw a pair of contestants fail at basic math in the most tragic fashion. This team should win just for losing so badly.
To think of an elite boarding school school experience is to immediately conjure the sound of orange leaves crunching beneath your new leather boots, the feeling of your pressed navy blazer hanging gently over your shoulders, raw from cigarette burns from a hazing tradition gone exactly to plan, the smell of decades…
Parents of students at South Mountain Elementary School were disturbed when they learned of an assignment recently completed by fifth graders: designing slave auction posters.
As part of the women’s strike on Wednesday, public schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina and in Alexandria, Virginia opted to shut down for the day. School officials made the call after hundreds of faculty members requested leaves for what was otherwise known as “A Day Without a Woman.” The strike urged…
Chance the Rapper announced that he’s donating a total of $1 million to public schools in his hometown of Chicago. He also told the governor: “Do your job.” He is an actual saint.
House Bill 151, which passed the newly GOP-controlled Kentucky House of Representatives and is awaiting approval from the GOP-controlled Kentucky Senate, would effectively re-segregate schools in Kentucky’s largest district by requiring districts to allow children to attend the school closest to their home, destroying…